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Dorian, Nancy C., ed. 1989. Investigating obsolescence: Studies in language contraction and death. Cambridge University Press. xiv + 445 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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This collective volume addresses language change and death from different perspectives. The first part examines the social context of language shift. The second part deals with linguistic change as a structured phenomenon. The final part contains five invited commentaries from scholars who discuss the various articles from the perspectives of related fields.

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